SPPA is a screened major with 70 students admitted each fall. Transfer students who
complete the majority of their General Education requirements before transferring
can usually complete the major in two years if pre-major courses and department application
are completed by May 31 (with transcripts), and GPA is competetive. Otherwise, students
may transfer into the pre-major.
Transfer Admission Directly into the SPPA Major
Because the Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology degree program has strict pre-major
and application requirements, transfer students need to plan carefully for a smooth
transition by following the steps listed below.
- Required Courses: Transfer students must complete the 5 required pre-major courses by May 31 to be
considered for admission the following fall (See Admission Requirements for the major).
The courses must transfer as the specific courses listed at Towson University. CLEP
tests can be used; however, the scores must be equivalent to a grade of 3.0 or higher
and posted on official transcripts. AP scores must be 3 or higher. (Note: AP scores
are translated into a grade for the purposes of the SPPA major screening only, as
follows: 5=A; 4=B; 3=C).
- Admissions Deadline: Students interested in transferring to Towson University as full SPPA majors must
apply for admission to Towson University by the Janurary 17 deadline and must be accepted
for admission to the University. Students who apply later can transfer as pre-majors,
but are not eligible for admission to the full SPPA major.
- Department Advising Meeting: Students are encouraged to attend group informational sessions held by the SPPA program
director in the fall semester prior to the year of transfer.
- Transcript Documentation: Transfer students must send official transcripts to the Department of Audiology,
Speech-Language Pathology & Deaf Studies by May 31. These transcripts must be sent
to the ASLD department in addition to transcripts sent to the Admissions Office. If official transcripts are not provided to the department by May 31, the student
is not eligible for admission as an SPPA major, but may enter as a pre-SPPA major.
Mail Transcripts to:
Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology & Deaf Studies
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
- Notification of Admission: Students are notified about their admission status by June
15 and will need to verify that they are planning to accept their space in the program
by the deadline indicated on the department major admission letter. Transfer students
into the SPPA major will be enrolled in SPPA classes during their scheduled transfer
advising registration period (January or Summer).
Admission into the SPPA Pre-major
Students who are not eligible for admission into the SPPA major can transfer to Towson
University as pre-majors. A department advisor will meet with students during summer
transfer advising to select courses for the upcoming semester. During the first semester
at Towson University, students must formally declare their intent to enter the major
by meeting with an advisor and completing all department admission requirements. Students
who enter as pre-majors can usually complete all courses within three years.
NewTransfer Policy Exception:
Students with Associates degrees (60 credits) from community college who meet a minimum
GPA requirement may request consideration for late admission into the SPPA major if
they are missing only one of the required five prerequisite courses for the SPPA major.
The missing prerequisite course must be successfully completed prior to entering
the major in the Fall semester. The course must be an initial attempt at a course
and not a course that is being repeated (including courses from which a student withdrew
for academic reasons). Upon completion of the missing prerequisite course the student
will be considered for admission according to the same standards as all other admitted
students. See the admissions page for specific requirements. For further information,
please contact the department.